Monthly Archives: August 2015

William Wagner seal dug up in West Virginia

In 2010 a Greenbrier County, West Virginia resident was plowing his garden and unearthed a round metal object, probably brass. It was somewhat weathered, with some stains that a collector indicated that it might have been through a fire. It … Continue reading

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Looking for York County one-room schools?

York County had hundreds of them, many still operating well into the 1950s. There are a lot of people around who attended one, and many of the schools still stand. Some have been converted into residences and others are in … Continue reading

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York County Commissioners blamed for 1940s lack of isolation unit

Those of us who were born in the first half of the 20th century remember what a big deal polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough and other communicable diseases were, before effective preventative vaccines were developed and immunizations were routinely available. … Continue reading

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York County’s Wills School students of 90 years ago identified

I’m sharing this 1926 photo of Wills School, which is on the East Prospect Road (Rt. 124) just east of Yorkanna for a couple of reasons. First, it is nice to have one of these photos with the people identified, … Continue reading

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History, art, fiction and more at York County Heritage Trust’s “Book Blast 2015” this week

Stop by York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street the next few days for a special 15th edition of the very popular Book Blast. In addition to the usual great selection of gently used … Continue reading

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York County Easter egg hunts 70 years ago.

I know Easter was several months ago, but I was just researching other subjects on the 1940s newspaper microfilms at York County Heritage Trust, and I came across many stories about Easter egg hunts of about 70 years ago. Some … Continue reading

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